Umbilical hernia

Summary: Protrusion of abdominal contents through a defect in the abdominal wall musculature around the umbilicus. Skin and subcutaneous tissue overlie the defect. ...1,2

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Symptoms of Umbilical hernia

An umbilical hernia appears as a painless lump in or near the navel (belly button). It may get bigger when laughing, coughing, crying or going to the toilet and may shrink when relaxing or lying down. ...Source: NHS Choices UK ...3

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Complications of Umbilical hernia

Complications that can develop as a result of an umbilical hernia include:

  • obstruction - where a section of the bowel becomes stuck outside the abdomen, causing nausea, vomiting and pain
  • strangulation - where a section of bowel becomes trapped and its blood ...
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Causes of Umbilical hernia

What causes an umbilical hernia? During pregnancy, the umbilical cord passes through an opening in the baby's abdomen (tummy). This opening should close shortly after birth, but in some cases the muscles don't seal completely. This leaves a weak spot ...4

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Causes List for Umbilical hernia

Some possible causes of Umbilical hernia or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Umbilical hernia

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of Umbilical Hernia:

  • Gangrenous Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia with Obstruction without mention of Gangrene
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Treatments: Umbilical hernia

When is surgery needed? If necessary, umbilical hernias can be treated with surgery to push the bulge back into place and strengthen the weakness in the abdominal wall. This operation may be recommended for your child if the hernia is ...7

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Umbilical hernias ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)8 ...

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ C0019322/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ umbilical-hernia-repair/ 
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ umbilical-hernia-repair/ 
  8. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ C0019322/ 

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